The Chicago City Council has approved a new 8-year contract for police that provides police with a 20% raise over eight years, with just over half of that coming in retroactive pay.
Money was not the biggest concern at the City Council meeting, ABC7 reports.
"I think we need to get all of the protections that we're looking for, I think we need to get all of the reforms that we're looking for that we need to hold off on this vote until we can get a completely negotiated fair contract," said Ald. Maria Hadden, 49th Ward.
The contract covering approximately 11,000 Chicago police officers incorporates a number of reforms, including allowing people file misconduct complaints and have their identity protected until they are interviewed.